Written and Produced by Adrian Lane
All instruments performed and recorded by Adrian Lane
With Lights Are Very Deceptive At Night the aim was to focus on the sound of the piano, subtly augmented by other sounds such as bowed acoustic guitar, violin and field recordings. The field recordings were recorded in Essex, England and in South Korea and reflect my interest in, and connections with the Far East. The concept of East meets West is something that has always interested me and this appears in this music without ever being explicit.
Artwork by Adrian Lane. Design by Sarah Drake
2013 © Preserved Sound PS14
"A work of melancholic minimal piano fragments. With this apt summary Adrian Lane describes 'Lights Are Very Deceptive At Night', a work that marks the final stage of the research he conducted into the potential of fragile piano harmonies to create a universe of moving suggestions. Working in gaps between the notes, the English composer does not just fill them with electronic debris and occasional movements of strings, but exploits the gaps to give depth and perspective specific weight to each single note. The 20 short sketches are well-designed in this way, with simple naturalness, a path of engaging pathos piano."
Translated from Italian and published in October 2013 in: musicwontsaveyou.com/2013/10/06/adrian-lane-lights-are-very-deceptive-at-night/